Meditation for Thursday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time
(2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Mt 5:20-26)
This is because true freedom is in the spirit; “And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Jesus is the Incarnate Wisdom. Those who believe in Jesus Christ, and are filled with His Spirit, have the veil of ignorance removed from their minds. With unveiled faces, they behold the glory of the Lord, and are gradually transformed into His likeness, from glory to glory! In other words, we see with the ‘eyes of the Lord.’ Thus, Christ’s faithful cannot be blinded by what they do not know, nor enslaved and veiled by what they already know. They behold the glory of God in Christ Jesus, through which they see the world.
“For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the Knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Thus, the true knowledge that removes the veil of ignorance is the knowledge of the glory of Christ, which can be seen in the gospel and the world by those who believe. Let us not be like the Pharisees and scribes, who rejected Jesus Christ and they remained covered with the veil of ignorance despite their deep knowledge of the law and the prophets. Hence Jesus says, “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven.”
Lord Jesus, open the eyes of our understanding that we may see the glorious hope you have called us to (cf. Eph 1:18). Amen.